Basic Research

- to understand what happens in the brain to cause mental illness

Santhosh Girirajan, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Autism
Santhosh Girirajan, Ph.D.
January 20, 2016
Scientists have found that other disorders including intellectual disability can confuse the diagnosis of autism. This provides a possible explanation for at...
Oliver D. Howes, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Oliver D. Howes, M.D., Ph.D.
January 15, 2016
From The Quarterly, January 2016 Evidence has been mounting that overactive immune cells in the brain may be among the causal factors in at least some cases of...
Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on bipolar disorder
Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, M.D.
January 15, 2016
From The Quarterly, January 2016 Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, M.D., is a professor of clinical psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. Prior to joining Weill...
Vincenzo De Luca, M.D., Ph.D. - brain & behavior research expert on anxiety & panic disorder
Vincenzo De Luca, M.D., Ph.D.
January 15, 2016
For people with panic disorder sudden attacks of fear can cause a range of symptoms including sweating, nausea and a feeling of being out of control. Worry...
Noboru Hiroi, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Autism
Noboru Hiroi, Ph.D.
January 15, 2016
For an infant, crying is an effective form of communication, reliably summoning a parent in times of need. But new research in mice suggests that a genetic...

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